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Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out.Written by
When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently. See more »
We have our business and you have your business.
Please do not refer to my calling as a business.
Oh, no offense, I just meant that everybody has to stick to his own racket.
Racket? Do you dare to suggest that the practice of the occult sciences is a racket?
'Prof. Karl Fenninger':
Do not merely suggest it, Mr. Kyser. Insist upon it.
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"The College of Musical Knowledge" is an on-screen opening acting credit, but its members are the studio audience, since Kay Kyser refers to them as "students." See more »
CLASSIC HORROR SPOOF (IF YOU'RE BRIGHT ENOUGH TO NOTICE!)
After reading many 'reviews' of this film, I STILL find it amazing how much this cute, musically satisfying film is maligned by 'horrornerds' who are too dumb to see it for what it is/was- a VERY successful vehicle for hugely popular 40s radio bandleader Kay KYSER- not KAISER, KAYSER, or KISER- it's KYSER. With Karloff, Lugosi and Lorre in it, they STILL expect FRANKENSTEIN MEETS Dracula AND MR. MOTO. Of course, horrornerds have never been known for their intellect (sorry). The music is expertly presented, with some serious songs- I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, ONE TRACK MIND, upbeat swing numbers- LIKE THE FELLA ONCE SAID, and yes, silly novelties like THE BAD HUMOR MAN (originally to have been sung by the 3 horror stars). The self deprecating humor Kyser employs in most of his films (seven features)is evident here.Fact is, the man was brilliant as a front man and businessman, and kept many of his musicians for many years. He foresaw the end of the big band days, got out of the biz a millionaire, and ended up as president of the Worldwide Church of Christian Science. Laugh THAT off! YOU'LL FIND OUT will be on TCM twice this halloween 2004 season. Check your listings.
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